Minnesota Timberwolves

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  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves spoke with RFA Tyus Jones on Sunday night, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

    Jones was on the back burner while the Wolves pursued D'Angelo Russell, but Minnesota may pivot back to retaining Jones as the backup behind Jeff Teague. Jones would be a standard-league fantasy player in the proper playing time, but he's always been blocked by superior players and coaches with the Wolves. Perhaps he'll have more leash to work with this year with Ryan Saunders calling the shots and Derrick Rose out of the picture.

    Source: The Athletic

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Marc Stein is reporting that the Wolves are at the top of D'Angelo Russell's wish list in free agency.

    The Wolves need to make moves to open up the requisite cap space, but Stein also reports that Minnesota is confident they can make it happen. Russell is friends with Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been increasing his recruiting efforts this summer. The Wolves will likely try and move Jeff Teague and/or Andrew Wiggins to clear space, but it's not yet clear which teams might be interested in helping them out — or what they'll want as the cost of doing business. Russell has also drawn interest from the Lakers and Suns, so this is not a done deal yet.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Derrick Rose and the Pistons are "motivated to finding a pathway" to a two-year contract when free agency opens, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The lengths to which everyone is going to avoid tampering charges are hilarious. Rose will give Detroit a scoring guard off the bench, though he'll fit right in with most of the other Pistons as a guy without a trustworthy jumper. He could have late-round appeal with room to grow if Reggie Jackson gets hurt or traded, but Rose will not be one of our recommended fantasy targets next season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Clippers, Nets, Bucks, Raptors, Warriors, Lakers, Bulls, Hornets and Blazers all have "some level of interest" in Taj Gibson.

    Not all of those teams figure to be in serious pursuit of Gibson, but there will clearly be a competitive market for his services. All of those teams have need for a hard-nosed rebounder and solid veteran, though at this point you'd imagine that teams close to title contention will capture Gibson's attention more easily than rebuilding ones. His days as a standard-league fantasy asset are likely over but Gibson still has some real-life utility and won't break the bank to sign.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Frank Isola of The Athletic is reporting that the Pistons are emerging as the favorite to sign Derrick Rose.

    The Pistons were connected to a number of point guards earlier this summer, and while it is an obvious position of need it is curious that they'd add yet another player who can't really shoot. If he does land in Detroit, Rose will give the second unit some much-needed scoring punch, however. We'd be stunned if he could repeat last season's top-110 output given all the opportunities and hot streaks he had in Minnesota. Rose is recovering from surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow but is expected to be ready for next year.

    Source: Frank Isola on Twitter

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Wolves will meet with restricted free agent D'Angelo Russell at the start of free agency, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Yesterday Zach Lowe reported that the Wolves had been "sniffing around" on Russell, and the two sides had been linked earlier in the offseason. Lowe added that the Nets didn't care to take Jeff Teague back in any sign-and-trades but it's clear that Minnesota will try and be aggressive in reshaping the roster around Karl-Anthony Towns — who has reportedly taken on a larger recruiting role this summer. Shams Charania reported that the Nets are expected to either renounce Russell's rights or engage in a sign-and-trade should they end up getting Kyrie Irving, so Minnesota will most certainly be part of the equation on those fronts.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Per ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Wolves have "sniffed around" on D'Angelo Russell.

    Lowe also mentioned that while they're interested in Russell, the Nets have no interest in Jeff Teague as a potential return in a sign-and-trade scenario. With newly-hired Daryl Morey disciple Gersson Rosas at the helm expect the Wolves to be aggressive in reshaping this team around Karl Anthony-Towns.

    Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN

  • Cameron Reynolds
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves will waive guard Cam Reynolds.

    Reynolds got a pair of 10-day deals from Minnesota before signing on for the end of the season, appearing in 19 games. He should resurface somewhere else for either Summer League or training camps. Minnesota is reportedly interested in re-signing him, though that will depend on what else they can accomplish this summer.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have extended a qualifying offer to Tyus Jones, per Adrian Wojnarowski, meaning he will be a restricted free agent.

    Jones allegedly asked for a trade last offseason before Tom Thibodeau reassured him that a larger role was coming. Instead, the team added Derrick Rose. Jones is too good for the Wolves to let him go UFA without having the chance to match, but given their reported interest in players like D'Angelo Russell, it certainly doesn't look like Jones will play a serious role. There's standard-league potential with Jones if he ever gets the proper playing time, so fantasy players should be hoping that another team produces an offer that's too rich for Minnesota.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Fischer of SI is reporting that the Wolves have been "actively exploring options" to be rid of Andrew Wiggins and his max contract.

    In related news, I am actively exploring options to win the lottery. Minnesota is already regretting their huge payment to Wiggins, and any deal that sends him away would have to either have multiple sweeteners attached or feature the Wolves absorbing awful contracts from other teams. The best path of action is likely going to be investing heavily in pushing Wiggins to the next level and hoping that the production eventually gets close to the hype. He won't be a desirable fantasy target this season.

    Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter

  • Robert Covington
    F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Wolves President of operation Gerrson Rosas said that Robert Covington’s (right knee bone bruise) health is improving and he is on pace to be ready to go at the start of next season.

    Covington missed the majority of this past season with a knee injury that just could never heal. That said, when Covington was on the court he showed massive fantasy potential with averages of 2.1 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.4 threes. Those numbers alone would make him a fantasy monster, and a name to keep tabs on should he put the knee issues behind him.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    F/C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have secured permission to interview Pelicans assistant Chris Finch for their coaching vacancy.

    Finch and new Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas have worked together in Houston so this is not surprising. Rosas has decided to interview external candidates, including the Heat’s Juwan Howard and the Blazers’ David Vanterpool, while also giving interim coach Ryan Saunders prime consideration to stay on.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Gersson Rosas, the Wolves new president of basketball operations, indicated on Monday that he would prefer to improve Andrew Wiggins rather than trade him.

    Wiggins has failed to develop physically like other lean young players such as Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo while his three-point shooting remains inconsistent. Rosas and presumed coach Ryan Saunders are known for their year-round work ethic and desire to connect with players. The hope is that they will push the right buttons in order for Wiggins to dedicate himself in the weight room and take 1,000 three-pointers every day. The basketball situation in Minnesota looks to be moving to a brand new direction which might create more fantasy opportunities and Wiggins may finally be able to evolve into the superstar everyone thought he would become.

    Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune